general adventures in craftiness

Monday, October 29, 2007

Grey and White Stripes

I finished all my seaming and weaving in of ends tonight. Once that was done, I steamed blocked the collar and sewed on the four buttons. I really love this sweater. I find that sometimes the fit with Rebecca patterns is a little wonky, but this sweater fits perfectly. I like the snug fit of the sleeves and how the collar is a bit asymmetrical. I also think the Elsebeth Lavold ClassicAL yarn was a good choice.

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Knitting Zone

Sorry for the slow posting, but I'm in a knitting zone. I finished the back and front of the sweater at the end of last week and cast on for both sleeves. I'm almost mid-way through those. Changing colors every two rows helps to break up the monotony of the stockinette stitch. I received a helpful warning via comments that the gauge of this yarn just seemed to get bigger as a project went on, but so far, I think I've been able to maintain my gauge. I hope to start blocking this weekend.

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Sunday, October 14, 2007


After work on Friday, I headed out to Fabric Depot to buy some interlock for a class project and to also check out yarns. I decided to go ahead with the striped sweater from Rebecca 34. I wanted to make a red and white striped sweater, but couldn't find a red that I liked. They were all too bright. So I opted for this Elsebeth Lavold ClassicAL in slate grey and ecru. This yarn is a blend of baby alpaca and merino wool and, so far, it feels great to knit.

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